Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Danny Lipford in attic over garage.

Insulating Attic Over Carport

David asks, "My house attic is insulated, but I noticed that the attic over the carport is not insulated. Does this matter?"

Since the air in the attic space is not heated or cooled and is vented to the outside, it doesn’t matter if the area over the carport is insulated. Read on to find out more.
Metal roof.

Attic Venting for Metal Roof

Bjorn asks, "I have a new house with a metal roof and without a ridge vent. Please recommend a vent system without cutting holes in the metal roof."

There are several options available to provide ventilation to your attic without cutting holes in your metal roof including gable vents and a vented ridge. Read on for more.

Simple Garage or Workshop Storage Solutions

While the garage is a great place for storage, it often becomes cluttered, making it hard to find what you need. Here are some easy projects to allow you to get even more storage space out of your garage while keeping it organized.

Garage Tool Storage

An important step in organizing your garage is to store large tools—like rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows—so they’re easy to find when you need them but out of the way the rest of the time. Start by attaching a long board to the wall at eye level.

Garage or Workshop Wall Stud Shelves

Watch this video to see how to build storage shelves in your garage that can hold a lot and sturdy enough to support the weight.

Installing Pegboard in a Workshop

A pegboard wall makes a great way to hang your tools in the shop for easy access. Watch this video to find out how to install pegboard on a wall in your home workshop.
Merillat Designed Breakfast Bar

Merillat Designed Breakfast Bar

Capitalizing on a popular new trend, a morning breakfast bar was added to our master bedroom addition. Features on the breakfast bar cabinets include tilt-out sink tray, refrigerator door panel, and self-closing drawers. The end result is not only a mecca of late night convenience but also appealing to the eye.
Danny Lipford with finished workbench.

How to Build a Built-in Garage Workbench

This simple built-in bench runs the entire length of the garage wall and attaches directly to the exposed studs. It’s easy to build and can be completed in just a few hours.

How to Hang Bifold Closet Doors

Sliding closet doors are common on older homes; but they're not always the best choice, since they limit access to only half the closet. Read on to find out how to replace sliding doors with bifold doors to allow full access to the closet space.